Northern Islands Private Speed Boat Trip (Gabriel, Flat, Coin de Mire)
Visit the Northern Islands including Gabriel and Flat Island, with a stop at Coin de Mire on-board our private speed boat for a great day at sea with family and friends.
The trip departs from the Grand Bay jetty at 8.00am and after 30-40minutes of cruising you will reach Gabriel Island for a quick visit. Back on the speed boat, you will be taken to Flat Island for a more peaceful atmosphere.
Upon arrival to Flat Island, you will be guided to the main beach where you can enjoy sunbathing, swimming or go for a little stroll. In the meantime, a BBQ lunch will be prepared and served on the island itself, with an amazing view of Gabriel Island in the backdrop.
At around 1.30pm, you shall leave Flat Island, heading to Coin de Mire Island for snorkeling; this is a must place to snorkel for anyone looking to discover our island’s marine life. A number of native birds can be seen flying around or nesting in the cracks of the cliffs such as our famous national bird- the 'pailles en queue.
The private trip ends with cruising in speed, reaching Grand Bay at around 15:00.
At around 12:00 you will enjoy full delicious BBQ lunch provided on the beach on Flat Island. The lunch menu consists of fresh fish, chicken, sausages, pasta salads, crudités and banana flambee as dessert.
If you are a vegetarian, please inform us before, so we can arrange the necessary additions to the lunch.
For the benefit of all participants selection of refreshments are provided during the trip and served on the speed boat.
2 Refreshments included as part of the trip:
- Soft drinks
- Mineral water
- Alcoholic drinks: Beer, wine and rhum
About Flat Island:
Also known as “Île Plate” in French, it is located near the Round Island, at the extreme north of Mauritius, about 11 kilometers north of Cap Malheureux, the Mauritius' mainland's northernmost point. It houses one of the two working lighthouses in Mauritius.
Flat Island (size of 253 hectares, is the largest of the northern islets) is mostly flat, but has a single hill topped by a lighthouse. The vegetation is heavily modified.
About Gabriel Island and Coin de Mire:
Gabriel Island is a protected natural reserve. In comparison to Flat Island, Gabriel Island has less Flora and vegetation.
The Coin de Mire, also called Gunner's Quoin is well known by diverse as one of the best diving sites of the north of Mauritius.
About the boat
It is a very spacious speedboat (25ft), sits 8 passengers very comfortably. The boat is also equipped with a small diving platform with swimming ladder, a small arch with canopy for protection from the sun, a GPS/Fish finder, a VHF radio and many other safety devices. It is a multipurpose boat, built for offshore travel as well as shallow lagoon cruising.
The Private full day trip to Gabriel and Flat Island includes:
- Trip to Gabriel and Flat Island in Private speed boat
- Private Speed boat booked exclusively for you for the day
- 30 minutes’ break to enjoy snorkeling and relaxation along Coin de Mire Island
- Cruising along the north coasts of Mauritius
- BBQ lunch and drinks served on Flat Island
- Bird watching opportunities
- Snorkeling gear for each passenger
Operating Days: All Days
Operating Time: 8:00- 15:00
Duration: 7 hours
This speed boat trip is suitable for any age.
Note: At Gabriel Island, the speed boat will stop only for a short break to take pictures and for a quick visit. You shall afterwards head to Flat Island where you will spend more time for strolling, relaxation, swimming and having lunch.
What to bring: We suggest bringing towels, hats, t-shirts and extra sun block cream for sun protection, cameras or underwater camera, and swimsuits.